The board governs the playoff’s business, property and affairs. It also develops annual budgets, policies and operating guidelines. It does not have a say in which four teams advance to the playoffs.

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PULLMAN — Kirk Schulz, the president at Washington State University, will represent the Pac-12 Conference on the College Football Playoff Board of Managers, it was announced Monday.

The board governs the playoff’s business, property and affairs. It also develops annual budgets, policies and operating guidelines. It does not have a say in which four teams advance to the playoffs.

“I look forward to working with my college presidents and chancellors from around the country in ensuring an outstanding College Football Playoff experience for our student-athletes,” Schulz said.

The 11-member board includes representatives from each of the 10 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences (American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Pac-12, Southeastern and Sun Belt) and a representative from the University of Notre Dame.

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Schulz has had strong national connections to collegiate athletics. While at Kansas State, he served as chairman of the NCAA Board of Governors, the organization’s highest-ranking committee, from 2014-2016.

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• The Cougars’ home football game Oct. 20 against Oregon will start at 4:30 p.m. and be broadcast on Fox. The Cougars (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) will be coming off a bye week after beating Oregon State 56-37 last Saturday. The Ducks (4-1, 1-1) are ranked No. 17 in the country and play No. 7 Washington at home this weekend.

• The WSU men’s golf team is in 10th place as play was suspended (darkness) in the second round of the Paintbrush Invitational at Colorado Golf Club in Park, Colo. AJ Armstrong and Daniel Kolar are tied for 19th at 4-over par.

VOLLEYBALL

• Seattle University (8-10, 2-3 Western Athletic Conference) couldn’t hold off host Bakersfield State (11-7, 4-1), which rallied for a 23-25, 25-22, 15-25, 27-25, 15-12 victory. The Redhawks were up 18-15 in the fourth set before the Roadrunners took control. Maja Stojanovic had 16 kills for SU with a .560 hitting percentage.

NOTES

• Seattle Reign forward Megan Rapinoe was one of 15 nominees for the Ballon d’Or award, given by France Football to the world’s best female soccer player. She had seven goals and six assists for the Reign this season and was given the ESPY award as the best player in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is currently playing for the U.S. women’s national team.

• The Seattle Thunderbirds acquired defenseman Loeden Schaufler and draft picks from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for left wing Eric Fawkes. Last season, Schaufler played in 32 games and had six assists for the Ice.